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By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am May 29, 2012
South Shore Hospital has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and confidential health information of more than 800,000 patients. The settlement is the result of a data breach reported to the Attorney General's Office in July 2010.
By Mary Mosquera 09:56 am May 29, 2012
The competition aims to create a multi-state and multi-program software application to verify healthcare providers and reduce fraud and abuse.
By Mike Miliard 09:47 am May 29, 2012
The state's political leaders appear to be striving for a status quo wherein a large number of citizens lack health insurance or the means to obtain it. Will that spark a shift among voters during the upcoming November elections?
By Erin McCann 09:24 am May 29, 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Evolvent Technologies for a 10-year health IT contract. A subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation, Evolvent will provide IT services for the NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).
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By Kate Spies 08:51 am May 29, 2012
Among the states deploying cloud computing infrastructures for a variety of agencies, Delaware and Michigan are aiming to bring public health entities into the fold.
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By Roger Foster 08:18 am May 29, 2012
In part 5 of our ongoing series about big data and public health, Roger Foster discusses the ways the healthcare industry can reap better provider performance, reduced errors, and care coordination from big data.
By Mary Mosquera 10:18 am May 25, 2012
Governance for third parties and conditions for trusted exchange will result in HIE being automated, easy and scalable, Mostashari said.
By Erin McCann 10:17 am May 25, 2012
A remote telehealth pilot has shown promise for patients living with chronic kidney disease.
By Patty Enrado 10:06 am May 25, 2012
Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) are starting to recognize that their EMRs don't solve every problem, and today are adjusting their focus to address care coordination among separate networks.
Sheer number of uninsured veterans that would qualify for Medicaid under the health reform law is "striking," says author of Urban Institute's report.

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